Ruth Groenhout is a professor of philosophy at Calvin College, in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Her publications focus on a range of issues in bioethics and an ethics of care, and include Bioethics: A Reformed Look at Life and Death Choices, Connected Lives: Human Nature and an Ethics of Care, and Feminism, Faith, Philosophy, as well as a variety of journal articles on issues ranging from the ethics of public health research, to embodiment and the nurse–client encounter, to evolutionary psychology.
Jyotsna Agnihotri Gupta, Ph.D., is a sociologist who holds a position as senior lecturer in gender and diversity at the University for Humanist Studies in Utrecht, the Netherlands. She is the author of New Reproductive Technologies, Women’s Health and Autonomy: Freedom or Dependency? (Sage Publications, 2000) and several articles in books and scientific journals on population and development issues, new reproductive technologies including genetics, women’s health and autonomy, and bioethics. Her reports are based on empirical research in India and the Netherlands. She has also worked as a freelance consultant for WHO Geneva and the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva.
Maurice Hamington is professor of women’s studies and philosophy and director of the Institute for Women’s Studies and Services at Metropolitan State College of Denver. His research explores care theory and its application. Among his ten book-length publications are Applying Care Ethics to Business (Springer, 2011) co-edited with Maureen Sauder-Staudt; Socializing Care: Feminist Ethics and Public Issues [End Page 166] (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006) co-edited with Dorothy C. Miller; Embodied Care: Jane Addams, Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Feminist Ethics (University of Illinois Press, 2004); and Revealing Male Bodies (Indiana University Press, 2002) co-edited with Nancy Tuana et al. http://mscd.academia.edu/MauriceHamington.
Sarah K. Hansen is visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. She earned her Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2010. Her research lies at the intersection of continental philosophy, feminist theory, and ethics. She is especially interested in the concepts of biopower and biopolitics and their application to the field of bioethics.
Chris Kaposy is an assistant professor of health care ethics at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He is also a clinical ethics consultant with the Provincial Health Ethics Network of Newfoundland and Labrador, and is a member of the Novel Tech Ethics research group, based at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Dr. Kaposy has research interests in ethical issues that arise during an influenza pandemic.
Sarah Khraishi is a master’s student in the department of philosophy at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Her interests include medical research ethics, vulnerability, and issues surrounding consent.
Omi (Morgenstern) Leissner earned her Ph.D. in law and gender studies at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. Her previous degrees are in Law (Columbia University, New York; the Hebrew University, Jerusalem). She currently lectures in the Faulty of Law, the Hebrew University, the Program for Gender Studies, Bar-Ilan University, and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies on women’s rights, particularly in matters of reproduction, health, and the body, and has published several articles on related topics in academic journals as well as in the popular press.
Norah Mulvaney-Day has conducted qualitative studies in public health, focusing primarily on better understanding preferences for mental health treatment across diverse population subgroups as well as on motivating factors in health behavior change. She holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from Smith College, and a doctorate in mental health policy from Brandeis University. Mulvaney-Day has particular expertise in conducting participatory research in clinical settings that treat low-income, underserved populations. She currently is an associate at [End Page 167] Abt Associates, a health, social, and environmental policy consulting firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lisa S. Parker, a philosopher-bioethicist, is an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh where she directs the master of arts program in bioethics in the Center for Bioethics and Health Law, and serves on the Women’s Studies Program’s steering committee. Her recent research focuses on ethics of research, particularly genetic research, including privacy protection and return of incidental findings and research results. In...